Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Grammys (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, check out part 1 of my red carpet commentary from last night’s Grammy Awards.

And now it’s time for part 2…

Julianne Hough in Malandrino

Standard Malandrino silhouette. Love the print. She looks gorgeous. But I expect something a little more “amped up” for the Grammys red carpet.  I also still can’t get over her dating Ryan Seacrest.


Katy Perry in Giorgio Armani

Katy, didn’t anyone tell you the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was in December? You’re a few months too late…


Kelly Osbourne in Tadashi Shoji

I wanted to like this because I’ve really been loving Kelly Osbourne lately but that color purple, with ruffles, and a ribbon tie at the waist is just too “high school dance” for me. I think she looks gorgeous but I just don’t love the dress in that color.


Kim Kardashian in Kaufman Franco

Legs. Boobs. Sequins. Makeup. It’s a little “showgirly” for me but it’s Kim Kardashian…do we expect anything less?


Lea Michele in Emilio Pucci

Lea Michele would have to do something fashionably offensive for me to hate on her look. I would have liked a bolder shoe here but I love the cut of the dress, especially the detail at the waist, and I love that sultry berry color lipgloss. Wish they showed more of her on the Grammys red carpet.


Miley Cyrus in Roberto Cavalli

Whoever said that too long of extensions were in? (see Jennifer Lopez ) The dress looks tacky, there’s side boob, there are wayyyyy too many bracelets and it’s wayyyyyy too much with that sparkly dress. And pardon me for being bitchy, but it definitely looks like Miley’s been getting the late night munchies if you catch my drift…


Nicki Minaj in Givenchy

The next Gaga. Meaning…she can do no wrong.


Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Couture

Not the biggest Nicole Kidman fan and I probably would have hated this dress on anyone else but the colors, the fit and the silhouette totally work for her. I hate to say it but I really don’t find anything wrong with this look.


Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Couture

Probably one of the riskiest dresses you could wear on the red carpet (which is why I had to provide a side shot as well), Rihanna pulls it off well. What can I say? It literally hits her in the “right spots” to hide what needs to be hidden, and her stylist definitely provided her with the perfect undergarments for this specific dress. A lot of people hated her hair mostly. I kind of loved it though. This dress on this girl at this event…totally works.


Selena Gomez in J. Mendel

Pretty dress on a pretty girl. I’d like to see her do something a little edgier or fashion forward for the red carpet. She’s young, she’s gorgeous so why not? But if it’s not her thing, I wouldn’t push it. That’s the type of stuff that sends you to rehab… (cue Lindsay Lohan jokes)


Well that’s all for now. Let me know who your best dressed (or worst dressed) picks were for the Grammys. Until next time!


Photos from Us Magazine, Just Jared & Huffington Post


Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Grammys (Part 1)

I watched an hour of pre red carpet coverage, 2 hours of [somewhat painful] red carpet coverage and 3 and a half hours of the Grammys [which I enjoy enjoyed 20-30 minutes of] just to admire the fashion in order to prepare myself for this day. And this day is judgment day…so here we go!

Amber Riley in Ema Savahl

This is difficult because I love her, I love the dress, and I think the shoulder ornament attached to the necklace is genius. However, I hate all of this together. I know it’s the Grammys but it’s just too much.

Ciara in Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 RTW

Although I thought this was Beyonce at first glance (maybe because I hadn’t put my glasses on yet) I did recognize almost immediately that this was look 2 from Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 RTW.  I loved this dress on the runway, I do love it on her but I do wish the hair was either shorter or in a funky updo.


Dianna Agron in Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

I do appreciate her trying to “edge it up” and really separate her character on Glee with who she really is, but she ultimately failed because she looks like Quinn desperately trying to be edgy. Black dress, black shoes, black bag, black nail polish, black earrings AND a smoky eye…it’s just all wrong.


Eva Longorio in Ashi

I can’t decide on this one. First of all, her legs look AMAZING and then I just get distracted. I love the skirt portion of the dress but I wish the top part wasn’t as ruffled but instead, more fitted. It’s all about proportion (especially when you’re petite like her) and the proportions here are just a little off. But hey, it’s Eva Longoria and she’s always gorgeous.


Florence Welch in Givenchy Couture Spring 2011

This dress is so her. It’s probably why Kelly Osbourne picked it for her to wear on the pre red carpet edition of Fashion Police, and I’m glad it worked out because I love this on her. This was a stunning collection and I kind of wish Florence wore one of the avant garde head pieces shown with these dresses. That would have left people quite confused, but I can dream though right? Oh FYI I hated the hair…you can’t let your hair air dry straight out of the shower and put on Givenchy Couture. Sorry.


Hayley Williams in Jeremy Scott

I think she’s part of some band I don’t listen to however I do appreciate some Jeremy Scott on the red carpet. His collections are always avant garde and always interesting and intriguing so I can’t totally hate on this dress. Judging solely based on the striking red hair, I can see this dress fits her personality so I think it works here. It’s the Grammys, you’re allowed to have fun (unlike the Oscars)…


Jennifer Hudson in Versace

I love this dress (even with the “mullet” hemline”) and I think she looks absolutely stunning. The shoes are great, the jewelry is perfect but like Ciara, I am just not loving that center-part, overly flat ironed hair. Otherwise, I have nothing else to say but GORGEOUS! (and I think I might start Weight Watchers)


Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci

I am biased because I am not the biggest JLo fan. A lot of people loved this look last night and it appears to be great at a glance, but when you break it down it’s not so great. The dress is amazing, the shoe are out of control (in a good way) and the bag is gorgeous, but it is just way too much silver on one person. The bad hair extensions are also way too Miley Cyrus and I am definitely hating on the hair.


Jewel in Pamella Roland

I normally wouldn’t like this dress on anyone else but Jewel seems like a down to earth woman who isn’t all flashy, so I think this look works for her. She’s pregnant and it’s not easy to find a flattering dress when you’re expecting so this totally works. The jewelry, makeup and hair are all spot-on too.


Jordin Sparks in Zang Toi

I saw her on the red carpet before I had my glasses on and all I could think of is “What is this large red thing appearing before my very eyes?” I put my glasses on and saw it was Jordin Sparks in an ill-fitting prom dress circa 2003.


Keep your eyes peeled for part 2…coming soon!

Photos from Us Magazine & Just Jared


Red Carpet Fashion: Best Dressed at the 2010 Grammy Awards

So as you all know, the Grammys were last night. Not only was it a night of music, but a night of glamour. The best thing about the Grammys is that, unlike the Oscars or the Golden Globes, there is an opportunity to have more fun with your outfit and take a little more risk. Overall, I was underwhelmed by the risk-taking last night. The biggest fashion risk-takers, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, looked fabulous but I was expecting a lot more out of them. Lady Gaga took on the Red Carpet in a solar-system-looking Armani Privé gown holding a large spiky prop (very fitting for the Armani Privé Spring 2010 Couture show ). Rihanna came out in a long white Elie Saab gown with feathers along the front of the bodice and an open back. I would have actually liked the dress on a different celebrity if the feathers weren’t coming all the way up her neck, but for Rihanna, it wasn’t daring enough…especially for the Grammys.

Okay now it’s time for my best dressed list. Let’s keep in mind that I found most of these get-ups almost perfect but I found something wrong with just about everyone. I just wasn’t that satisfied with the overall fashion at the Grammys but here are my favorites of the night. Also keep in mind that because the fashion at the Grammys is meant to be a little more playful and fun (yet risky), these are either outfits people loved or they hated. These are the ones I loved….

#5: Beyonce Knowles in Stephane Rolland

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First off, I think the color of this dress looks great on Beyonce. It complements her skintone very well and the detailing is unbelievable. The one downfall of the dress is that you cannot appreciate the detailing by just seeing it on TV or in a photo. You really have to look closely to see all of the work that went into that dress. I’m also not sure if it’s Grammy appropriate because it’s a little dressy but that’s my opinion. I also HATE the earrings with the dress. But…she did a great job simplifying her hair to balance the complexity of the dress and she obviously looks gorgeous as always. The dress is absolutely gorgeous so it had to make my best dressed list.


#4: Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco

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Unrelated to the dress (and despite the fact that I hate country music) I think Taylor Swift is adorable. I know a lot of people are bothered by her, which I can see, but after seeing all the same alcoholic, fame-crazed people in Hollywood over and over again, I find her quite refreshing. She truly appreciates her fans and loves making music which I think is just wonderful. Back to the dress…I love everything that sparkles so she definitely grabbed my attention. I thought it was Grammy-appropriate, especially because she was nominated (numerous times may I add), the neckline was pretty cool and the back was quite striking as well. I really liked her hair pulled back a little to the side; it was very old-Hollywood, which I love. Overall, I think she looked very pretty but I felt like there was a little something missing. Can’t think of what…but something. She looked a little too skinny so that might have something to do with it. If you have a suggestion, let me know!


#3: Fergie in Emilio Pucci

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Obviously this dress shows off Fergie’s body, which she can get away with because her body ROCKS. I love that color blue and I think it looks great with her skintone. I really like the silver going across the front because I love the contrast of that color blue with the metallic silver. It’s also a little space-like (just like Lady Gaga but she was VERY space-like). The dress was a little too short and tight for my taste but if you really hard for a body like that, you gotta show it off!


#2: Heidi Klum in Emilio Pucci

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It’s hard for someone so beautiful with such an amazing body like Heidi Klum to look bad in anything. She is always smiling and her skin is constantly glowing and radiant. I liked that she simplified her hair and makeup because there was a lot of sparkle in the dress. Again, I love anything that sparkles and I really like short dresses with long sleeves (although I wasn’t a fan of Miley Cyrus in Herve Leger) especially when you have great legs like Heidi. She totally rocked this look and I absolutely adore her.


#1: Lea Michele in Romona Keveza

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HELLO LEGS! Where have those been? YOU GO LEA MICHELE! She looked so fabulous I literally had to rewind when watching the Red Carpet to get another look. Wow. The dress wasn’t too complex but it fit her perfectly. I love the sheerness at the top and the feathered bottom. It hugs her waist so perfectly and makes her look tiny (in a good way) and the one-shoulder does wonders for her arms. Her hair and makeup are both gorgeous. There is not one thing I can find wrong with this look (except maybe she could have done a funner shoe but I’m still satisfied with the ones she chose) and a big shout out to Lea who has made my best dressed list 3 times in a row. Woo hoo!


I also have to mention Carrie Underwood and Keri Hilson.  Carrie Underwood wore a dress by Georges Chakra which I found was a little boring but I thought the neckline quite interesting. She also always looks gorgeous so I can’t finish the post without a little Carrie shoutout. Same name, different spelling… Keri Hilson was looking smashing in Dolce & Gabbana but I thought the sequin belt looked a little cheap and the top of the dress was a little too tight. Otherwise, the color looked great on her and I love the mermaid silhouette.


So, who are your best dressed picks for the Grammys? Least favorite dresses? I think there will be a lot of controversy over some looks so I really want to hear what you all think!